Posts Covering Real Estate News

NAR: Home Sales Surging, Spring Housing Market Strong

For the 23nd straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Young Buyers Take A “Job-Centric” Approach To Home Buying

Young adults are shopping for homes where they are likely to find a job as well. Low mortgage rates make it easier to afford homes in employment-rich areas.

How To Plan For These Costs You Didn’t Have As A Renter

You can estimate the additional costs of owning a home and budget accordingly to ensure an enjoyable homeownership experience.

Case-Shiller Index: Typical U.S. Home Price Rises 36.3% Since 2012

Case-Shiller Index reports home values up more than 36% since 2012. How valid is the data, though? Portland and Seattle lead the pack. Chicago and Washington, D.C. lag.

Census Bureau: A Small Slip In New Construction Homes Sales

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction, but at a slightly slower pace as compared to the month prior.

Recovery Complete: U.S. Home Values Up 5.6% From Last Year

Home values have surpassed last decade's bests, set in April 2007. Current mortgage rates play a role, as does access to low- and no-money-down mortgages.

NAR: Today’s Homes Are Selling Very, Very Quickly

Median Days on Market still ultra-low as homes sell in less than a week in many U.S. cities. "You snooze, you lose", as they say. Analysis and commentary.

NAR: March Existing Home Sales Figures Best Since 2007

March home sales were strong and home supply remains tight nationwide. Prices are rising. What low-down payment options do today's buyers have?

Housing Starts Boosted By Low- And No-Down Payment Loans, Low Rates

As demand surges, U.S. builders are starting more homes than during any period this decade. Mortgage rates are cheap and low downpayment loans are abundant.

NAHB: Builders Expect Strongest Home Sales Since 11 Years Ago

Homebuilder confidence remains strong with the 2016 Housing Market already underway. Builders are signaling to buyers that home prices will climb.

Buy A House In Your 20s With These Flexible Mortgages

The emerging generation is as much interested in home buying as any generation before. Fueling the enthusiasm is a new menu of affordable mortgage programs.

Housing Market Primed For Massive Spring Season

Home sales slowed in February but not because of decreased buyer demand. In fact, high demand could be pulling sales lower in surprising ways.

April: The Month In Which You’ll Likely Overpay For A Home

Analyzing 15 years of home sales and 32 million home sales, a pattern of "good days" and "bad days" to buy a home emerged. Can you guess which day is best?

Condos Increasing In Value Faster Than Single-Family Homes, Says Case-Shiller

Is a better to buy a condo or a single-family, detached home? Recently, condos have held value better. Analysis of the condo market, plus live condo mortgage rates.

Case-Shiller Index: Typical U.S. Home Price Rises 36.2% Since 2012

Case-Shiller Index reports home values up more than 36% since 2012. How valid is the data, though? San Francisco, Denver, and Portland lead the pack. Chicago and Washington, D.C. lags.

Today’s Home Sellers Have All The Negotiation Leverage

Median Days on Market still ultra-low as homes sell in less than a week in many U.S. cities. "You snooze, you lose", as they say. Analysis and commentary.

New Construction Homes Selling Briskly; Home Prices Rising

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction. Analysis, plus access to today's live mortgage rates.

NAR: Home Sales Surging, Spring Housing Market Strong

For the 22nd straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

U.S. Home Values Up 5% From Last Year, Hit All-Time Best

Home values have surpassed last decade's bests, set in April 2007. Current mortgage rates play a role, as does access to low- and no-money-down mortgages.

NAR: February Existing Home Sales Figures Best Since 2007

February home sales were strong and home supply remains tight nationwide. Prices are rising. What low-down payment options do today's buyers have?

2016 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)